New documentary series Green Lit

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New documentary series Green Lit

Productions Loft has received funding from the Canada Media Fund (CMF) to produce the documentary series "Cowboy Urbain" (working title). The series consists of 6- one hour episodes and follows the adventure of the protagonist Steve Jodoin as he dives into the fascinating world of cowboys and cowgirls throughout Canada with a focus on francophone ranch-life in Western Canada. 

We will also be developing an interactive web component to accompany the series.

Production begins this summer and the series will air on UnisTV in 2018. 

After several months of hard work and development co-producers Steve and Marie-France took a minute to celebrate the official green light!! Steve Jodoin (Series Creator and Protagonist), Marie-France Guerrette (Series Director)

After several months of hard work and development co-producers Steve and Marie-France took a minute to celebrate the official green light!! Steve Jodoin (Series Creator and Protagonist), Marie-France Guerrette (Series Director)

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Feu Vert pour nouvelle série de Productions Loft

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Feu Vert pour nouvelle série de Productions Loft

La série documentaire Cowboy Urbain (titre provisoire) vient de recevoir du financement du Fond des Médias du Canada (FMC). Cowboy urbain est une série documentaire de 6 épisodes de 52 minutes suivant l'aventure du citadin Steve Jodoin qui explore l'univers fascinant des cowboys et cowgirls en allant à la découverte de ranchs Canadiens. 

Un site web riche et élaboré sera aussi développé avec du contenu médiatique interactif inédit. 

On débute la production cet été et la série sera diffusée sur UnisTV en 2018.

Après plusieurs mois de développement les co-producteurs de Cowboy Urbain célèbrent le feu vert!  Steve Jodoin (Créateur du concept original et protagoniste) Marie-France Guerrette (Réalisatrice de la série).

Après plusieurs mois de développement les co-producteurs de Cowboy Urbain célèbrent le feu vert!  Steve Jodoin (Créateur du concept original et protagoniste) Marie-France Guerrette (Réalisatrice de la série).

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The Secret Life of Pianos wins for Best Cinematography

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The Secret Life of Pianos wins for Best Cinematography

Saturday night at the 2017 Alberta Film and Television Awards Sergio Olivares took home the Rosie Award for Best Cinematographer for his work on the documentary The Secret Life of Pianos. The entire team at Loft is extremely proud of the passion, the energy and the beauty that Sergio brings to every project he works on with us. The imagery and the emotion Sergio was able to instinctively capture for The Secret Life of Pianos is outstanding, he is a dream to work with.

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Loft nominated for 3 Rosies!

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Loft nominated for 3 Rosies!

The Secret Life of Pianos has been nominated for 3 Rosie Awards! The documentary is up for Best Director, Best Cinematographer and Best Overall Sound. The 43rd Alberta Film and Television Awards take place on Saturday, April 29th at the Shaw Conference Centre. 

This is the first documentary produced by Productions Loft. 

Go to ampia.org to see all the nominees and to get tickets to the event. 

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Secret Life of Pianos at Yorkton Film Festival!

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Secret Life of Pianos at Yorkton Film Festival!

We are proud to announce that our documentary "The Secret Life of Pianos" has been accepted to the Yorkton Film Festival. We are thrilled to be nominated for a prestigious Golden Sheaf Award in the "Documentary Arts & Culture" category. It is an honour to be in a category among some truly amazing documentaries.

Director, Marie-France Guerrette grew up in Saskatchewan and is extremely proud to be a part of this historic festival as it celebrates it's 70th year! 

The festival takes place in Yorkton, Saskatchewan May 25 - 28, 2017

See list of nominees: 

http://yorktonfilm.com/2017-winners-nominees/

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En tournage avec les violoneux au Festival du Voyageur

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En tournage avec les violoneux au Festival du Voyageur

Nous voici en tournage à Winnipeg en février pendant le Festival du Voyageur pour le documentaire "Les Violoneux". Ce furent 3 jours bien remplis de violon traditionnel et de beaux moments intimes avec nos personnages. 

 

 

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Nouveau documentaire en production

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Nouveau documentaire en production

Loft annonce un nouveau projet documentaire qui sera diffusé sur Unis TV. Le documentaire intitulé "Les violoneux" suit le périple de trois musiciens exceptionnels mettant à l'épreuve des années de pratique de violon traditionnel pour se rendre aux finales du prestigieux championnat des Grands maîtres violoneux du Canada.  

Loft est reconnaissant de l'appui reçu en développement d'Unis TV et On Screen Manitoba grâce au Programme d'accompagnement de la relève audio visuelle dans l'Ouest canadien. 


Productions Loft is thrilled to be working with Unis TV on the upcoming documentary "Les Violoneux". The documentary explores the captivating universe of 3 fiddlers as they compete in the most prestigious fiddling competition in Canada: The Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championships. 

Production is currently underway and we are honoured to bring the story of 3 of the top young fiddlers in Canada to a global audience via Unis TV. The One-hour documentary was developed with the assistance of On Screen Manitoba and Unis TV. 

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Project Launch: Cours à option

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Project Launch: Cours à option

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Nous avons eu le plaisir de collaborer avec le Conseil scolaire FrancoSud (basé à Calgary) pendant les derniers mois pour réaliser une série de 8 capsules vidéo. L'objectif était de faire la promotion des cours à option offerts dans ses écoles secondaires. 

Le Conseil scolaire FrancoSud a maintenant en main un outil de markéting accessible et facile à partager pour mettre en valeur les forces et le dynamisme de ses cours.  

 

Nous avons donné la parole aux élèves. À la base, le concept tient à ce que ce soit les jeunes qui s'adressent à leurs pairs. Chaque capsule raconte l'expérience personnelle des élèves envers leur choix de cours à option. Les futurs élèves pourront ainsi s'imaginer dans un de ces cours et choisir ceux qui les emballent. 

Nous sommes très fiers de travailler avec Stéphanie et le Conseil scolaire Francosud. Réaliser du contenu pour des jeunes sera toujours une passion pour nous! Travailler avec Stéphanie, les élèves, les enseignants et les directions de plusieurs écoles francophones fut un vrai plaisir et le produit final est un résultat d'une magnifique collaboration créative. 

We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with the FrancoSud school board (based in Calgary) to produce a series of 8 videos. The goal was to create a marketing tool to promote option courses offered in their high schools. 

Our client now has the ability to use these easily accessible and shareable videos to highlight the unique advantages available to students due to these dynamic courses they offer. 

We wanted to give the students a voice so they could convey to their peers the things they love about their options courses to help future students choose courses that they are enthusiastic about.  

We are very proud to work with this francophone school board. Producing content for young audiences remains a passion of ours! Working with our client Stéphanie as well as all the students, teachers and principals at several schools was a true pleasure and the final product is a direct result of a wonderful creative collaboration.  

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The Secret Life of Pianos on Air Canada in-flight entertainment

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The Secret Life of Pianos on Air Canada in-flight entertainment

Our one hour documentary chronicling the life and experiences of master piano technician Bruce Bischoff will be part of Air Canada's in-flight entertainment system on all domestic and international routes from January 1st  - Feb 28th 2017!!!  

We are so grateful for this opportunity and look forward to watching some more shows from the "best of" Telus Optik Local programming on our next Air Canada flight. 

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Loft is green-lit for a new short doc series

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Loft is green-lit for a new short doc series

Loft is officially in production on a new short doc series.  "How to be French en Alberta" is the first ever French-language series supported by a TELUS Optiklocal programming grant.

The series will feature six episodes exploring the rich cultural history, the unique past & current trends through cool and captivating people relevant to francophone lifestyle in Alberta. 

Filming will begin early in the new year and the series will premiere for free on on Telus Optik TV ON Demand and online in the fall of 2017.

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